people and how republicans are pitching it to their voters? guest: particularly in august you saw them use the lull because congress has gone and they have done everything they can to create a stir with this health care bill. $10 million, and a $30 million provision that comes along, they have a very high-profile event with hhs secretary kathleen sebelius, they are using this to generate headlines to say, look, these other benefits, the millions of dollars coming to help whenever the group is at the time. rural hospitals last week. d beneficiaries, seniors and the doughnut hole. you hear the white house say, look, this is what we have done for you, and don't forget it. host: we are talking to michael lillis, you can read his work on the hill.com. valley forge, pennsylvania.